Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar was our winter 2015 SCOTUS in the Classroom case.
Each SCOTUS Term, Street Law selects the most classroom-relevant, student-friendly cases as our SCOTUS in the Classroom cases. Teachers are encouraged to hold moot courts or mini-moot courts of the case the same weeks that the Supreme Court hears arguments, giving students the opportunity to follow discussion and analysis in the news and listen to or read a transcript of the actual oral arguments at the Court.
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Does a law that prohibits candidates for judicial office from personally asking for campaign funds violate the First Amendment?
- Brief of Petitioner: Williams-Yulee
- Brief of Respondent: Florida Bar
- Amici: The ACLU, Public Citizen and Democracy 21, and other interest groups filed amicus briefs in this case. These groups’ briefs are available on SCOTUSblog’s case page.
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